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Researchers Tie Regin Malware To NSA, Five Eyes Intel Agencies

andydread Re:When will there be justice? (94 comments)

How long is it going to take before the American people get fed up with this. The NSA is obviously an out of control agency and has been for years. The people in charge need to start spending LONG prison sentences for their crimes against humanity. And before people start screaming "Think about the terrorists" remember that those in charge (both the NSA, FBI and others) have deliberately chosen to ignore gathered intell about actual terrorist threats (such as 911 and the Boston Marathon bombers). This should prove to everyone that the government considers their own citizens as more of a threat than foreign terrorists.

Is this shown on the news? Have CNN spent a whole 2 days on it like they have a current blizzard of new york? or previously Inflategate? Nope So why whould the unwashed masses be upset if the fucking media is failing to report on it. It's not a blizzard, sports cheating or a plane crash so they are oblivious. We that read slashdot hear about stuff like this all the time. DEA cameras, NSA GCHQ etc. The greater "American people" do not. So they cannot be outraged over something that the media is not reporting.

4 days ago
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Proposed Space Telescope Uses Huge Opaque Disk To Surpass Hubble

andydread Re:keeping station behind it? (124 comments)

I would think the real engineers at NASA would have a clue how it would work. Why not ask them. Maybe you're just smarter than they are and they are just dumb as a sack of hammers?

4 days ago
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Secret Service Investigating Small Drone On White House Grounds

andydread Re:Well, what did you expect? (146 comments)

You forgot the teabagger croud... oh wait..

5 days ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

andydread Re:Steve Scalise did NOT speak to KKK group (420 comments)

Yes the baggage in the context of having a conversation with a reporter about getting elected. David duke we all know could not get elected because of his KKK affiliations. Saying you are David Duke without the baggage is implying that you believe in what David Duke believes in without any publicly known affiliations with any group that can keep your from getting elected. David duke was known first and foremost for being a racist. It's pretty clear.

Your scout leader analogy is a poor analogy. David Duke was a well know racist. In other words if you didn't know anything else about David Duke, the one thing you knew about him was that he was a racist. Even David Duke came out and said, and I quote: " Scalise was his buddy (who he met “several times”)" So this guy Scalise in public doesn't want to be associated with David Duke once the heat is turned up, yet, in private they are "buddies"

So we have here this guy that 1) addressed David Duke's convention of racists, 2) Claim's he's David Duke without the baggage, And 3) is buddies with David Duke.

I don't expect you to take me seriously as you seem bent on being an apologist for this clown.

about a week ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

andydread Re:Steve Scalise did NOT speak to KKK group (420 comments)

it's not guilt by association. When you address a group of racists and claim to be David Duke then those actions speak for themselves. And you don't have to be a KKK member to be a racist which is basically what he was implying when he said he was "David Duke without the baggage" I'm an independent. Not an ideologue like you. I'm neither a "conservative" nor a "liberal" im a free thinker so your assumption the I hate Republicans and don't hate Democrats is way out in left field. I like neither and hate neither. I just don't like bigots or racists. I have more respect for the racists such as David Duke that are open with their racism than I do for the closet racists like this guy and those that are apologists for people who embody closet racism. Racism is a primitive ideology of people with a primitive way of thinking.

about a week ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

andydread Re:Steve Scalise did NOT speak to KKK group (420 comments)

haha your attempt to deflect to byrd is laughable. This is not about byrd this is about Steve Scalise and is admitted associations. He addressed a group of racists and he also bragged about being an electable racist by claiming he's David Duke without the baggage. You can be an apologist for him all you wan't smh.

about a week ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

andydread Re:Steve Scalise did NOT speak to KKK group (420 comments)

I never claimed to revere Byrd it is your attempt to put words in my mouth. All I said was that was a strawman argument that you were making ie irrelevant. Also I said he wasn't a party leader in the house or senate. read and comprehend before you post. David duke was know first and foremost as a racist. He said he was david duke without the baggage. Your attempt to water it down is laughable at best. and your attempt to divert the conversation to Byrd and Obama is pathetic. David duke coudn't get elected because he had the baggage of being a KKK member. This guy saying he was David Duke without the baggage obviously means he embodies David Duke without baggage keeping him from getting elected. no thanks. David Duke's policies are not policies i would support.

about two weeks ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

andydread Re:Steve Scalise did NOT speak to KKK group (420 comments)

David Duke is known first and foremost for being a racist and also having an affiliation with the KKK
So being David Duke without the KKK affiliation is some how better? smh
You can try to explain away the baggage part all you like but it is clear what he means.

no one is talking about Byrd or Obama. I know you types like to bring up the Byrd strawman Byrd is not even alive today let alone being a party leader/whip in the house or senate. It was Scalise that bragged that he was "David Duke without the baggage."

about two weeks ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

andydread Re:Splits the community in half (820 comments)

I think OP was talking about ricers pulling up next to him on the street. That was what I was referring to. If we're talking about 1/4 mile then I know quite a few so called "ricers" that would outpace him there also.

about two weeks ago
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Fake Engine Noise Is the Auto Industry's Dirty Little Secret

andydread Re:Splits the community in half (820 comments)

yeah i know at least one "ricer" you won't outpace.

about two weeks ago
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IRS Warns of Downtime Risk As Congress Makes Cuts

andydread Re:One has to wonder (253 comments)

the also targeted progressive 501C groups not just tea party 501C groups who were using tax breaks for political activity which is expressly forbidden. Of course the talk radio echo chamber and Fox news failed to inform you of that nuance.... carry on being misinformed. carry on.

about two weeks ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

andydread Re:Steve Scalise did NOT speak to KKK group (420 comments)

actually that has been debunked. He did speak to them and he's gone so far as admitted it. He also told a reporter that he's "David Duke without all the baggage"

about two weeks ago
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Blogger Who Revealed GOP Leader's KKK Ties Had Home Internet Lines Cut

andydread Re:His ties to the KKK? (420 comments)

this is the same guy that said he's David Duke without the baggage were talking about here.

about two weeks ago
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Police Nation-Wide Use Wall-Penetrating Radars To Peer Into Homes

andydread Re:Don't worry, they can only see inside the homes (290 comments)

well duhh a RADAR uses radio signals. Radio signals are emitted by a radar and it measures the reflection of those radio signals. Read radio waves.

about two weeks ago
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Ted Cruz To Oversee NASA and US Science Programs

andydread Re:Inhofe in charge of the EPA is scarier (496 comments)

Wow! talk about brainwashed. It's amazing how fickle the human mind is. Do yourself a favor. Stay give fox news and talk radio a break. Stay away from Newsmax and newsbusters and brietbart too. You remember when you were brainwashed into thinking that Mitt Romney was going to win by a landslide in 2012? One would think you would have gotten the message then. smh. http://imgur.com/iWKad22

about three weeks ago
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Chevrolet Unveils 200-Mile Bolt EV At Detroit Auto Show

andydread Re:Price needs to come down (426 comments)

The batteries in the Prius last typically longer than 10 years. Im not aware of *any* electric or hybrid vehicle that requires a battery replacement "every few years" Did you bother to do any research or did you just make that up?

about three weeks ago
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Canadian Government Steps In To Stop Misleading Infringement Notices

andydread Rightscorp CEO Info (103 comments)

Just in case folks would like to contact the CEO Christopher Sabec here is his info

Christopher Sabec
CEO
Rightscorp, Inc.
3100 Donald Douglas Loop, North,
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Telephone: (310) 751-7510

about three weeks ago
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In Paris, Terrorists Kill 2 More, Take At Least 7 Hostages

andydread Re:The religion of peace (490 comments)

well there was the abortion clining bombing from a few years back. not to mention the naacp bombing from earlier this week. All religion is garbage. They all have their fundamentalists.

about three weeks ago

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Microsoft alleged anticompetitive practices agains

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We discussed the accusation against Microsoft by Barnes and Noble about their patent attacks on Android. The details are out on the extent that Microsoft has gone to make open source undesirable in the marketplace. Barnes and Noble says that this is not just about Android. According to B&N Its about all open source in general and they have filed a detailed complaint (PDF) with the ITC spelling out what they call "extortive practices" on the part of Microsoft against open source. Now we have a list of the actual patents in question and B&N explaining how each one of these patents are invalid."
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Microsoft collects more royaties for Linux

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 3 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "Microsoft patent campaign against Linux has ramped up. Wtih 4 more Linux licensees. TomTom and Buffalo among others were snared in the past now the latest victim is Winstron a ODM that has signed a patent license to use ChromeOS and Android."
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Microsoft charging royalties for Linux.

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "It seems Microsoft's campaign to scare manufacturers away from open source and Linux in particular is proceeding at full force. The latest news is from Digitimes out of Taiwan. Apparently Microsoft is threating Acer and Asustek to pay Microsoft a "License Fee" for the privilege of deploying Linux on their devices. This time in the form of Android and Chorme OS. So basically this campaign is spreading to PC vendors now. What are the implications of this? Does this mean that if I build PCs with Linux (Ubuntu/ChromeOS/Fedora and sell them I am at risk of getting sued by Microsoft? "But because Acer and Asustek are international vendors of netbook PCs, the actual motivation of Microsoft's royalty charge is to keep Acer and Asustek from using Google Android or Chrome OS instead of Windows Mobile for their netbook or tablet PCs, the sources pointed out.""
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I-O Data pays Microsoft for a Linux patent license

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We just hear about the Linux patent license that Amazon purchased from Microsoft for the right to use Linux on its devices. Now it seems I-O Data is the latest to purchase a license from Microsoft for permission to use Linux. "We're pleased to reach this agreement with I-O Data, said David Kaefer, general manager of Intellectual Property Licensing at Microsoft. Microsoft has a strong track record of collaboration with companies running Linux-based offerings, and this agreement is a reflection of our commitment to partner with industry leaders around the world.""
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Microsoft collects more license fees for Linux.

andydread andydread writes  |  more than 4 years ago

andydread (758754) writes "We have seen that several companies have paid for Linux patent licenses from Microsoft. It seems that Microsoft is continuing with this strategy to put a cost on using linux.
Now it looks like Amazon has joined the party. They apparently have paid for a patent license from Microsoft for Linux servers. How long are the responsible parties going to put up with this from Microsoft? Can anything really be done about this issue?"

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